PODCAST: Has the gay rights movement ‘lost its teeth?’ Julie Bindel on her new book, ‘Straight Expectations’

Has the gay rights movement become more conservative than radical? Julie Bindel, the author of a new book that tracks the changes in the gay community in the last forty years and looks at what it means to be gay today, argues that the “gay rights movement has lost its teeth.”

In this episode, I speak with Bindel about the problems with the “born this way” mantra, political lesbianism, compulsory heterosexuality, misogyny in the gay community and the declining radicalism of the gay rights movement.

Bindel is a radical lesbian feminist, a journalist, a founder of Justice for Women and co-editor of “Gaze: A Modern Review.”

Find her on Twitter @bindelj.

Meghan Murphy
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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, I-D, Truthdig, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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